Dramatic Dormer

When You’ve Got It (Curb Appeal), Flaunt It I don’t believe I’ve seen another example where a dormer (white) contrasts so dramatically with the rest of the home (dark green for the trim and 2nd floor shakes, light green for the first floor stucco). But the effect works! Curb appeal is inherently subjective, but this home...
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Stealth Home Feature: Symmetry (& Lack Thereof)

“Good Curb Appeal,” Defined I’ve always heard that one of the traits associated with physical beauty is symmetrical features. The same is true for a home’s curb appeal. Compare the two pictured homes, and ask yourself, “which one is more appealing, aesthetic, etc. — the one above or the one below?” Personally, I can’t recall seeing...
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What’s Selling . . . Fern Hill

From Dowager to Belle of the BallWhere: 2820 Huntington Ave. South, in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhoodWhat: top-to-bottom renovation of what had formerly been a 1 1/2 story home with less than 2,000 FSFWhen: listed August 6; closed Sept. 20.How (much): asking price = $859,900; sold price = $840k (purchased last Winter for $390,000).Who:...
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Fern Hill Extreme Makeover

Playing Housing “Leapfrog” on Huntington Where: 28xx Huntington Ave. South, in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood What: whole house renovation Who: Mike Sward, agent; Edina Realty, broker When: due back on market late Summer How much: projected selling price = low $800’s No, you won’t recognize this home driving by — it won’t look...
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